2021 Lansing Good Neighbor Day Parade announced, registration now open


“Superheroes of Lansing” will take to the streets on May 1

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 10, 2021) – Amid great disappointment, last year’s Good Neighbor Day Parade was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. This year, however, the event is planned to take place at 2:00 p.m. on May 1 with the theme “Superheroes of Lansing.”

Good Neighbor Day Parade
The poster for this year’s parade. (Provided)

An annual event organized by the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce, this year’s parade will mark the 53rd year of the celebratory community event—one that brings Lansing families, government, schools, businesses, and other organizations together.

Last year’s parade was first delayed due to COVID, and then cancelled outright. Barring an about-face in the current promising COVID trends, this year’s parade will occur on the first Saturday of May, as it has for decades.

A new route for this year’s superheroes

A new route was planned for last year’s cancelled parade and will be used for this year’s instead. The route will have participants start near the intersection of Ridge Road and Wentworth Avenue, travel west on Ridge to Burnham Avenue, then turn south and end at Burnham and 186th Street.

In light of this year’s superheroes theme, Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce Director Amy Todd told Chamber members, “Our theme is Superheroes! We hope to see everyone dress and decorate according to this fun theme.”

Good Neighbor Day Parade
Lansing Library Director Debbie Albrecht (left) was the first to register for this year’s parade. As Director of the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce, Amy Todd (right) is responsible for overseeing and managing parade details. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Registration information

Line-up for the parade will start at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 and the parade will officially step off at 2:00. Online registration for the parade is available here, with hard-copy registration sheets available to print here.

To read about the history of the decades-old community celebration, read Carrie Steinweg’s 2018 story: Good Neighbor Day Parade is one-of-a-kind.